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Listen Online: Venezuela from the Neutral Ground Symposium

February 4th, 2011

On January 28, 2011, the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research (CIPR), the Stone Center for Latin American Studies, and the Department of Political Science hosted the symposium, Venezuela from the Neutral Ground, where competing views on the “Chavista” phenomenon were exchanged and examined in a neutral setting by 17 experts in the field.

Listen to each presentation by using the links below. Please call CIPR with any questions or remarks at 504.862.3141._

Session I

The Models of Radical Democracy & Social-Based Democracy in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez-
Steve Ellner, Columbia University, Universidad de Oriente, Venezuela

The Logic of Bolivarian Democracy in Venezuela
Daniel Levine, University of Michigan

Session II

Electoral Authoritarianism and Dilemmas of the Opposition Parties in the Venezuela of Hugo Chávez
Ángel E. Álvarez, University of Notre Dame, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Venezuela’s 2010 Legislative Elections in a Comparative Perspective
Manuel Alcántara, University of Notre Damey, Universidad de Salamanca, Spain

Venezuela’s Populism and Its Tendencies
Margarita Lopez Maya, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Session III

A Revolution for Whom? Measuring Political Bias in the Venezuelen Land Reform Using Maisanta
Michael Albertus, Stanford University

The Changing Chavista Electoral Coalition
Noam Lupu, Princeton University

Session IV

Role of the Media in a Polarized Society
Jennifer McCoy, Georgia State University

The Government’s (Tense) Relationship with the Academic and Professional Sectors
Eugenio Hernández Bretón, Universidad Monteavila Law School, Venezuela

The Radicalization of Venezuelan Foreign Policy: Current Developments & Perspectives for the Coming Years
María Teresa Romero, Universidad Central de Venezuela

Session V

Socoilism in Venezuela: A Look at the Advantages and Disadvantages of Oil for Construction of Socialism
Daniel Hellinger, Webster University

Varieties of Statism: Oil Policies (and Outcomes) in Venezuela and Brazil Compared
Javier Corrales, Amherst College

Venezuela’s Actually Existing Socialism
David Smilde, University of Georgia

Session VI

Venezuela and the Global Recession
Ángel Eduardo Cárdenas, University of Toronto

Venezuela: Growth, Recession, and Recovery
Mark Weisbrot, Center for Economic Policy and Research, Washington DC

The Venezuelan Economy and Oil Rentism
José Manuel Puente, Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Administración, IESA, Venezuela

Final Session

Special Guest Closing Remarks
Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame